Archive for June, 2003

Jack Sparks continues his list

June 28, 2003

Jack Sparks has been posting a list of top country songs… HIS version, to counter that lame-ass countdown that the Country Music Channel is or was doing (it’s hard to tune in to that station for long enough to determine exactly what’s on.) Shania Twain is the single most damaging thing ever to happen to [...]

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Why worry? Dogs drink outa the toilet all the time…

June 27, 2003

The headline in the SP Times reads Does your water taste strange?, and the article is a good followup on what I wrote here yesterday (see below). Funny, but the water that Perrier is stealing from our community and bottling and selling as Zephyrhills brand doesnt seem to have any quality problems. Why do we [...]

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So, you say your tapwater tastes like shit?

June 26, 2003

Mucicipalities in Florida routinely inject toxic sludge deep underground. Unfortunately, some of this crap is mixing with fresh drinking water supplies, which is against the law. Officials from the federal Environmental Protection Agency were in Tampa on Wednesday to get public opinion about a controversial proposal to relax those rules and allow what’s called deep-well [...]

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June 25, 2003

From today’s News Dissector Web Log: FCC BATTLE STILL RAGES: CALL TO PRESSURE CONGRESS Common Cause is seeking to mobilize pressure on Congress: “Last Thursday, the Senate Commerce Committee responded to the call to overturn the FCC decision. It took the first step by approving Senate Bill S.1046, and added several amendments, including one addressing [...]

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Non-violent drug “criminals” fill U.S. jails; Federal Judge quits in disgust

June 25, 2003

Elaine Cassel writes today of a U.S. Judge who is fed up with the system: Martin is particularly bitter about drug sentencing laws. For drug offenses, according to recent data, account for about 60 % of federal prisoners. It is the harsh punishment for drug use and addiction that has driven up our incarceration rate [...]

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State to protect citizens from low prices

June 25, 2003

The State of Florida has decided to spend $750,000 on an ad campaign warning Floridians not to purchase prescription drugs from Canada. According to the SP Times: Canadian pharmacies can sell some of the drugs most commonly used by Americans at 30 percent to 50 percent less, as a national health care plan covers its [...]

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More on Bush’s lies, from Counterpunch

June 24, 2003

David Lindorf noticed, like

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Krugman take the gloves off… FINALLY!

June 24, 2003

Paul Krugman in a NY Times piece titled Denial and Deception is coming right out and saying that Bush lied. I wonder if Paul will still have a job tomorrow morning. There is no longer any serious doubt that Bush administration officials deceived us into war. The key question now is why so many influential [...]

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Finally… our fearless leaders are using the taxpayers’ money for something worthwhile!

June 24, 2003

Heres a wire story I found in the St. Petersburg Times News Update section. Link may not work for long, so heres the full story: Crist willing to intervene in ACC-Big East feud Florida’s attorney general said today he’s prepared to intervene on behalf of the University of Miami in a lawsuit aimed at blocking [...]

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Celebrate the rise of fascism on the 4th?!?

June 24, 2003

The Pentagon has decided that the country needs a little more pro-war fervor. According to The Orange County Weekly OC Weekly: Apparently. The project even has a name: Operation Tribute to Freedom, putatively overseen by Air Force general Richard B. Myer. Check out the website at Therein, it is claimed that Pentagon officials had [...]

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